Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger

The Australian two ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 2 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This coin is part of the Perth Mint's Chinese Myths and Legends series, and features the Dragon and Tiger.

The Mint says about it:
Considered to be balancing forces in feng shui, the divine dragon and the earthly tiger are depicted on this exquisite silver coin chasing a flaming pearl, a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment. A manifestation of female or "yin" energy, the tiger is a lucky animal associated with strength and bravery, while the dragon represents "yang" (male) energy and is a symbol of wealth and fortune.

The depth and detail of the design has been enhanced by its high relief finish. The Perth Mint’s proof quality high relief strike is renowned throughout the world for its stunning clarity and the additional detail it portrays.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "2 oz 9999 Ag" means "two troy ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a representation of a dragon and a tiger in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the symbol of wisdom.

Above right is the Perth Mint’s P mint mark. On the tiger's foot below left, the designer's initials TV, for Thomas Vaughan.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a prestigious timber display case within a themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18D34AAA
Issue price: AU$ 209.00

See also

Coins in the Chinese Myths and Legends series include:
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2019
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Dragons, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Two Koi Fish, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Figure Eight, Dragon and Phoenix, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Double Pixiu, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Phoenix, 2017
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Proof), Dragon and Phoenix, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dragon and Tiger, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Dragon and Tiger, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Double Dragon, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Two Dragons, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Double Pixiu, 2020
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Coloured Proof), Dragon, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion Rectangle, Dragon, 2021

All (30) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 OZ 999 SILVER 2011 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Two Dragons 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Koi Fish 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Coloured 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Surfboard 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 End of WWII 1,945 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox - Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox - ANDA Special 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Pixiu 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.500 mm
Thickness7.000 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-QMRR-EYPL
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